Doordarshan brings the first television program on organ donation

Doordarshan Mumbai has been in the forefront of creating events/ programs which are meaningful and connect with the society at large.

Agriculture, Education, Information & Entertainment programs form a part of Doordarshan’s DNA. Sahyadri has been creating potential program content on girl child education, women empowerment, health awareness, inspirational programs for the youth and Informative programs designed to strengthen the farmers in rural India.

For the first time in the history of Indian Television DD Sahyadri has decided to launch a unique program to create understanding among the people on the noble cause of “ORGAN DONATION”. The channel intends to create awareness among the masses towards the concept of cadaver & live organ donation.

The following participant’s experiences and their life changing stories apart from Doctor’s, NGO’s and others who are connected in this entire chain of organ donation forms a major part of this awareness program. Special AV’s have been created of the organ recipients’ & donor’s participating in this program.

1)    Prashant Jain,  Nisha Jain – cadaver Donor

2)    Ratnadeep Motiwale – Cadaver Recipient

3)    Manoj Patel – Liver Recipient - (Cousin Brother) Manilal Patel – Liver Donor (Live)

4)    Abhimanyu Salunkhe – Cadaver Donor

5)    Bhimrao Patil – Cadaver Recipient

6)    Dynaraj Patkar – Kidney Recipient - (Sister) Gauri Pore – Kidney Donor (Live)

The innovative program has been conceptualized and designed by Shri Mukesh Sharma, Addl. DG – DD Mumbai “who believes that sensitizing people and educating them to donate organs is the need of the hour and is himself pledged to donate his organs for the cause of humanity”.

The program is greatly supported by the entire ZTCC (Zonal Transplant Co-ordination Centre, Mumbai) Team, especially Dr. Gustad B. Daver, President of ZTCC & Dr. Sujata Patwradan.

Actor, Amir Khan who himself had pledged to donate all his usable organs came specially at DD Mumbai to record his appeal on organ donation which will be form a part of this program entitled “NAATE -JANMAANTARICHE”.

Mrs. Usha  Sangwan, MD - LIC of India graced the occasion as the Chief Guests for this evening. And had also extended her support by associating LIC with this program as the title sponsor.

DD Sahyadri will telecast this program “NAATE -JANMAANTARICHE” on the occasion of India’s Organ Donation Day i.e, 6th August 2014 from 7:15 p.m. onwards.

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